My midlife GTC

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Post by scimjim » Sat May 16, 2020 11:39 pm

I’ve never seen a steel water pump but I doubt even the Mk1 & Mk2 Granadas I owned in the 80s would have had their original pumps (the mk2 had a full engine rebuild in 87 when I bought it).


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Post by guybetts » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:05 pm

Okay. After struggling for ages to remove the sump - at one point poised ready to write the For Sale advert on here - I have eventually managed to get it off. I had to enlist assistance from my better half, who was looking very worried about getting covered in oily grime :D

What's the modification required to get it back on without so much trouble, and off again if needed in the future?

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Post by guybetts » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:24 pm

In the end, I've ground the lip off the corner of the sump next to the oil pump, so that it can be easily offered up. Should be going on permanently soon :roll:

Today I fitted the alloy cam gear, having fitted the crank gear a few days ago. I'm working through this slowly and methodically, but getting there.
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Old timing gears
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New alloy timing gear
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Tomorrow I should get the cover back on and then the sump fitted - open heart surgery now complete 8)


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Post by guybetts » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:55 pm

And done 8)
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Timing gear cover, sump, pulley, water pump, thermostat - all fitted
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Post by Old and Slow » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:31 pm

Looking very clean Guy,
Well done.


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Post by guybetts » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:01 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Looking very clean Guy,
Well done.
Thanks Philip :)
It shows up the bits I haven't yet tackled :?

P.S. where's the "thanks" button gone ?


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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:39 pm

guybetts wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:01 pm
P.S. where's the "thanks" button gone ?
Had to be removed due to hacking attempt, Cheers Ian.


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